The sense of community and continuity in the Barossa has become very real working on this project - meeting and dealing with the growers allowing us access to some of their fruit. Families are caring for these old vines which go back generations, back to the original pioneers in many
A first visit to the Ebenezer block on a wet morning, and a warm welcome to the project to Anthony Scholz. Chateau Tanunda is letting us take a portion of their precious allocation of Anthony’s fruit (thanks Stuey), and there’s not much of it this year, after the spring frosts.
We welcome Chris Rogers from St Hallett to the project, and thank him and Toby Barlow for access to fruit from some of Graham Koch’s fabulous 1920s vines. I last worked with Chris 25 years ago! That was at Mountadam, during my Roseworthy vintage.
Visiting the vineyards a few days before Christmas - bunches are well developed, and at a similar stage in Krondorf, Nuriootpa, Greenock and Lyndoch.